is the organ composed of 18 independent experts who control the application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its member states. He also controls the application of the three optional protocols of the Convention, concerning
1. the involvement of children in armed conflicts.
2. the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
3. the communications procedure.
The Committee adopted general comments referring to special articles, provisions and themes on the Convention to help the member states to fulfill their obligations from the Convention on the rights of the Child and to stimulate international organizations and specialized institutions which are interested in the progressive and effective implementation of the rights recognized by the Convention. At any time, the members of the Committee can offer general comments concerning an article, a provision or a theme. The Committee can decide to develop general comments on an article, a provision or a theme, which was discussed earlier in one of his sessions of general debate.
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